Lot 67

JAMES, Arthur C.  Songs of Sixpenny and Pupilroom Rippings, Etc. Eton: R. Ingalton Drake & Eton College Press, 1899. 4to. Wood-engraved frontispiece captioned “Time and the Cricketer” with the artist's printed initials “J.B.P.”, plate, ornaments (some light spotting and staining). Original vellum-backed paper boards, spine gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (rubbed and stained). “Songs of Sixpenny” consists of sporting poems, largely relating to cricket; the remainder are “occasional” pieces. The author was a keen cricketer. RARE. [?]Not listed in Padwick or Allen A Song for Cricket. With Silas K. Hocking’s Cricket. A Tale of Humble Life (London, [c. 1900], original pictorial cloth). "Good old Etoniana! Love it!" (H.B.).

Estimate: £70-£100

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